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Algae: What are the uses and the useful substances?

Algae – Whole plant – food!160 species of algae (Simpson) are used for food most coming from 3 genera (Porphyra, Laminaria, Undaria). Up to 75% of their dry bulk is indigestible. Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori) north Pacific. Nori – Japan since AD 533- 544; cultivation since 1623-49; when Japanese fishermen …

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The Constituents of Medicinal Plants

An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Pengelly Andrew Pengelly has produced a neat little book on the Constituents of Medicinal Plants. This publication fills a niche, because with the possible exception of Terry Willard’s Textbook of Advanced Herbology, (actually not that Advanced) there is nothing else available specifically on this …

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Top public gardens with Native Plants in Washington D.C.

US National Arboretum 3501 New York Avenue N.E. Washington D.C. (202) 245-2726 The National Arboretum is home to many wonderful trees and plants, and contains an extensive collection of trees, ferns, spring ephemerals, and wildflowers at “Fern Valley”, a naturalized stream garden. Plants are best viewed in the early spring when spring bulbs are blooming. …

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The important algae of the world by country

Africa Spirulina Australia Durvillaea Canada Kelp Chile Durvillaea China Anaebaena-Azolla symbiosis, Laminaria – kombu, Porphyra (nori), Undaria – qundai-cai Denmark Furcillaria fastigiata Fiji Gracilaria (Lumicevata), Hypnea (Lumiwawa), Caulerpa racemosa (Nama), Codium geppii (Sagati) Ireland Gelidium latifolium, Gelidium pulchellum, Porphyra, Chondrus Japan Gelidium amansii, Laminaria – kombu, Porphyra (nori), Undaria – wakame Korea Porphyra (nori) Mexico …

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Phytotherapy in Paediatrics by Heinz Schilcher Natural Healing for babies and Children by Aviva Jill Romm Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants by Mary Bove There are (at least) two things going on here. One is quite simply information about how herbs can be used in children’s healthcare. But when taken together these …


Constitutional Physiology for Herbalists

Principles and Practice of Constitutional Physiology for Herbalists by Michael Moore Herbalism is currently playing curate’s egg for the publishing industry, as hardly a week goes by without yet another new book on herbs or herbalism appearing on the burgeoning shelves of complementary medicine texts. Unfortunately, the majority of recently published popular volumes on the …

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